(WFMY) - Verizon Wireless is giving a break to customers in the path of Tropical Storm Florence.

Verizon's website said it's providing free calling, texting and data to customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia in "the direct path of the storm." The offer lasts from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17 for prepaid and postpaid customers.

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Speed caps restrictions have also been lifted for first responders in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

"As we enter the final hours before Hurricane Florence makes landfall we hope this allows our customers in these areas to worry about one less thing and focus on their safety and security," said Russ Preite, president, Southeast Market for Verizon Wireless. “This is just one way we can help residents as this potentially dangerous storm challenges the Southeast coast.”

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